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Moat Farmhouse, Birdbrook

Description: Moat Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 114084

OS Grid Reference: TL7092741109
OS Grid Coordinates: 570927, 241109
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0420, 0.4909

Location: Daw Street, Birdbrook, Essex CO9 4AP

Locality: Birdbrook
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 4AP

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Listing Text

3/24 Moat Farmhouse


Manor house, C16 and later. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade
red clay tiles. H-plan consisting of 2-bay hall range aligned approx. N-S with
axial chimney stack at S end, 3-bay S crosswing with chimney stack to E, C16,
corma and N crosswing, probably C18. Aspect W. Extension to rear of S
crosswing, C16. Extension to rear of hall range, C18. Single-storey extension
to S, C19. 2 storeys and cellar. Front elevation of stucco marked to imitate
stone blocks. Central half-glazed door with marginal lights in simple early C19
doorcase with shallow hood. 2 double-hung early C19 sash windows of 16 lights.
First floor, 3 early C19 double-hung sash windows of 12 lights. Some crown
glass. In hall range, interior contains plain-chamfered axial beam and large
wood-burning hearth converted to cupboard. In S crosswing, 2 moulded binding
beams, and above first floor, cambered early C17 inserted ceiling, beams plain-
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. Crownpost roof over S wing, collars mostly
present but crownposts and collar-purlin missing. Remainder of roof not
examined. Rear extension to S wing has exposed joists of horizontal section,
jowled posts, cambered tiebeams with arched braces, blocked unglazed window with
4 diamond mullions in situ on N side of first floor, original rebated
floorboards, traces of original pargetting now enclosed in C18 extenson to N.
Moated site. RCHM 9.

Listing NGR: TL7092741109

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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